Snowstorms in a Hot Climate (Paperback)

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Marla's best friend, Elly, left England two years ago on a soul-searching trip through South America. Except for receiving a few postcards, Marla has not heard from her since. Then, Marla receives a strange letter from Elly begging her to fly to New York. But the person Marla meets at the airport is a very different woman from the strong, carefree friend she remembers. Elly, now well-dressed and thin, has acquired a park-view apartment, a house in the Hamptons, and a charismatic, manipulative, cocaine-smuggling boyfriend named Lenny.
As Marla tries to free her friend from the dual addictions of love and cocaine, she unravels a story of seduction and power in Columbia and of desire and betrayal in California. Caught in a web of deceptions, the threat of violence mounting around them, Marla decides to take on Lenny and his empire. But Lenny-like the drug he peddles-has no intention of letting Elly go.

Praise For…

“Polished, intelligent, and inventive . . . high-grade stuff, laced only with wit, a touch of feminism, and myriad, entertaining ambiguities.”
Kirkus Reviews

“An intricate psychological chess game . . . Sharp-edged humor, a devious, neo-Gothic plot that twists back on itself, and a lust for revenge impel the novel to its inexorable finale.”
Publishers Weekly

“Ekes out the tension . . . increasingly thrilling as the pages fly by.”
The Times (London)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812974294
ISBN-10: 0812974298
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: September 13th, 2005
Pages: 304
Language: English